17 March 2009

Tell AIG What YOU Think!

Tell AIG what you think!
Public Citizen staffers will personally deliver your messages to a House subcommittee hearing tomorrow.

March 17, 2009.

Dear fellow Americans,

When news broke that insurance giant AIG planned to dole out more than $165 million in bonuses to company executives, I, along with the rest of Public Citizen, was outraged.

We immediately got to work determining how to respond. We developed a plan - and we need you to take action today.

Tomorrow, AIG CEO, Edward M. Liddy, will testify before a House subcommittee examining how AIG got into its current ecomonic mess and why it needs so much taxpayer bailout money.

We know you have thoughts and opinions about AIG's behavior, and we want to hear them. E-mail us by 10 p.m. with the message you would like to send to Liddy

Public Citizen staffers will print out the messages and personally deliver them tomorrow to Liddy, Congress and members of the press. That's right. This is your chance to tell Liddy and policymakers exactly what you think. We're also going to post them on our Web site. We'll publish your first name only (or let us know if you prefer us to keep your comment anonymous).

It's time to put an end to this era of irresponsible behavior and wasteful spending. The fact that companies like AIG are taking taxpayer money - YOUR money - while handing out millions of dollars in bonuses to people who oversaw the company's downfall is an outrage.

We need all the support we can muster to send a message that this is unacceptable. Please send us your comments today, and forward this blog post to your friends and colleagues. Urge them to send a message to Liddy too.

We must make our voices heard loud and clear tomorrow at the hearing.

Thank you for all you do,
Maureen Backman
Public Citizen


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